Advocacy Intern Application Deadline: 13 September 2020 Internship Description: The Advocacy Department of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is currently seeking a student intern for its Paris office. Ideally, the intern will be available for 6 months, starting in late-September to early October 2020. Due to Covid-19, many of our offices remain closed or are open at a limited capacity. HRW prioritizes the safety of our interns. In locations that have eased office restrictions and are open at a limited capacity, interns are not expected to report to the office and remote arrangements will remain an option for the foreseeable future. However, interns may have the option of reporting to an office on a voluntary basis in accordance with HRW’s COVID-19 policies. Responsibilities The student will intern closely with members of the Advocacy team, especially the France Director and the Advocacy Coordinator. The internship will primarily focus on advocacy-related activities, which include:Apply Now
- Monitoring official statements and developments on thematic and geographic issues;
- Distributing press releases and talking points to relevant authorities;
- Helping organize and attending meetings with decision makers and NGOs, and drafting meeting reports to ensure reporting and follow up;
- Conducting Desk Research and drafting various advocacy documents;
- Drafting memos and briefing documents;
- Maintaining the “decision-maker” contact database; and
- Translating documents from and to French and English.
- Currently enrolled Master Degree student (Bac +4 or +5) studying Geopolitics, Political Science, International Relations, International Law or any other related fields are highly preferred;
- Excellent written and oral command of English and French are essential;
- Some experience in an association and/or experience abroad is desirable;
- Knowledge of French and international media and institutions and the French association landscape is desirable; and
- Well-organized, self-motivated, and reliable applicants with a strong interest in human rights are highly preferred.